Sunday, May 29, 2011

Flight back home to NY tomorrow. Final Post..

I've spent my last 2 weeks in Newcastle relaxing and exploring the city since when I head back to Long Island reality sets in immediately. Tomorrow, my day will begin at 11am where I will set off for the metro. After a 20 minute train ride I will arrive at my first airport, Newcastle International. This is one of the scarier moments of the day because I will be told if either of my suitcases are overweight! I gave away a lot of clothing and threw out a bunch of stuff yet they still feel heavy! I'm taking an hour flight to Heathrow and then have 2 hours to rush around and get to my next flight. This consists of - getting off the plane, getting my suitcases, taking a tram to a different terminal, checking-in, going through security and getting to my gate. I've done it once before so I have faith I'll be able to do it again. Let's just pray my first flight isn't delayed... Once at my next flight I have 7 hours and 55 minutes until I land in New York and then a 45 minute drive home! 14 hours of travel.. yikes...

It has been the most fabulous, exciting, rewarding and craziest 5 months of my life. If anyone has the chance to study abroad I highly recommend they go for it. I want to personally thank Stony Brook & Northumbria University for allowing me this opportunity.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Kimberli,

    My name is KC Owens; I’m a college student who loves to travel! While cruising the Internet, I found your site and really enjoyed reading your posts. Personally, I think traveling is a necessary part of life as you’re exposed to all sorts of new cultures and experiences. While enjoying time abroad, I've found it's crucial to fully understand the dangers that you might encounter along the way. These mishaps are part of life and certainly part of travel but it’s always a great idea to take preventive measures to help ensure your safety while abroad.

    I was hoping that you would allow me to write a post for your site to share my travel safety tips with your readers? I put a lot of time and passion into my traveling and I would love to help others by offering safety advice as a result of the mistakes and triumphs I've had. I look forward to hearing from you!


    KC Owens